Love

06.21.12
A Letter to My Daughter
A Letter to My Daughter

Earlier this year, I sat down and wrote a letter to my future child. I am not expecting a child any time soon but this presumptuous and arguably crazy activity taught me much about love and hope. Dearest daughter, I write this letter with the intention of giving it to you on your 16th birt... read more

06.18.12
Broken Home, Not Broken Family
Broken Home, Not Broken Family

The best thing my parents ever did (apart from have me, of course) was split up. I don’t remember much about the 7 years before my dad had an affair with a family friend, but I remember how our house felt – despite being a safe, comfortable family home, there was an underlying sen... read more

06.17.12
A Chip Off the Old Block
A Chip Off the Old Block

It was just after Thanksgiving, 2001 when my Dad said goodbye to me in Austin and headed home for California in his Honda Accord. I didn’t know it then, but his journey home would turn out to be a perilous one, and it was all because of me and my, shall we say “issues.̶... read more

06.17.12
Amanda de Cadenet and Gwyneth Paltrow on Fathers
Amanda de Cadenet and Gwyneth Paltrow on Fathers
FEATURING Gwyneth Paltrow

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share the beautiful words my pal Gwyneth Paltrow shared about her dad and the profound impact his life and his death had on her. This was aired on the first episode of The Conversation. Do you have a story about your dad that your want to ... read more

06.17.12
A Tribute To My Father In Under Two Minutes
A Tribute To My Father In Under Two Minutes

All my life my dad has used certain trademark phrases I’ve come to expect from him. When discussing travel plans of any kind he will ask, “What time are you leaving?” If confiding in him about a new relationship, he will question whether it is “hot and heavy”. While complaining about a ... read more

06.12.12
Woman + Husband = Validation?
Woman + Husband = Validation?

A couple of years ago I recall watching Tyra Banks being interviewed about the tremendous amount of success she has had during the course of her career. The interviewer, who was also a woman, spent the majority of the interview discussing all of the many wonderful things Tyra was able to achieve in ... read more

06.07.12
A Mother’s Love
A Mother’s Love

What comes to mind when you think about your mother? When I asked my best friend Ingrid the very same question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately, she said she couldn’t reduce her answer into a few words only. Others, however, replied with stories of the physical comports they associated with ... read more

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